Alaska International Senior Games

5K


Wednesday July 29th, 2009

6:00 PM

Wood River School



Although sweltering in the hottest part of the day, participants in the Alaska International Senior Games 5-kilometer road run enjoyed a window of opportunity as the skies were clear of wildfire smoke Wednesday evening.  The 81-degree heat didn’t seem to faze 51-year-old Roger Sayre, who easily ran away with the win in 17:55.  The youngest age group allowed in the Senior Games – ages 50-54 – swept the top three places.  David Withoff, 52, took second in 21:39, while Jane Lanford, 54, the lone female participant in the race, took third in 22:11.  The venerable Glenn Hackney, 84, was the eldest in the race and finished with 72-year-old Jim Cavanaugh in 40:14.

Fourteen runners completed the slightly modified Chena River Run course, which included the last 0.4 mile on the dirt path alongside Hoselton Road.  George Hoskins, 65, a Floridian working in Fairbanks this summer, opined that the loose dirt was included to make him feel at home, as if on a Florida beach.  The race director figured he already had another advantage, being more familiar with running in the heat.

All participants placed within the top three of their respective age groups, and thus everyone went home with a medal.  The race director wishes to acknowledge the able assistance of Dorli and Barry McWayne, Jane Parrish, and numerous volunteers from the College Rotary Club who served as course marshals and made certain no runners went astray.

 

Overall





1 Roger Sayre  17:55
2 David Withoff  21:39
3 Jane Lanford  22:11
4 Steve Bainbridge  22:27
5 Jim Madonna  23:46
6 Rocky Reifenstuhl 23:56
7 Bob Ritchie 24:17
8 Jim Lewandoski  24:56
9 George Hoskins 25:43
10 David Hamilton 30:30
11 Ernie Berry 30:49
12 Ed Rouleau 31:47
13 Glenn Hackney   40:14
14 Jim Cavanaugh 40:14












By age group





Women 





50-54


1 Jane Lanford 22:11 54




Men






50-54


1 Roger Sayre 17:55 51
2 David Withoff 21:39 52




55-59


1 Rocky Reifenstuhl 23:56 57
2 Jim Lewandoski 24:56 55
3 Ed Rouleau 31:47 57




60-64


1 Steve Bainbridge 22:27 60
2 Bob Ritchie 24:17 60
3 David Hamilton 30:30 64




65-69


1 George Hoskins 25:43 65




70-74


1 Jim Madonna 23:46 71
2 Ernie Berry 30:49 71
3 Jim Cavanaugh 40:14 72




80-84


1 Glenn Hackney 40:14 84




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